July 28, 2013

Rosa Lee Callahan

— Mrs. Rosa Lee Callahan, 80, of Dalton, departed this life Saturday morning, July 27, 2013, at the local hospital surrounded by her loving family. 

Rosa was born Feb. 10, 1933, in Dalton, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Emma Mae Keith Brock. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Callahan; son-in-law, Kenneth Brock; grandson, Blake Callahan; brothers and sisters-in-law, J.W. and Nellie Brock, Clinton and Edna Brock, Betty Sue Brock; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lela Mae Brock, Evelyn and Milburn Bell, J.L. Ashe and Bill Bates.

 Rosa and her late husband were the owners of B&B Fringe Co. for the past 46 years. Rosa and Ralph joined New Zion Hill Baptist Church in 1954. The family would like to say a very special thanks for all of the nurses at Hamilton Medical Center on the third floor, the doctor and nurses took care of all of us, “We will never forget you.”

She is survived by her daughter, Gail Brock; sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Loretta Callahan, Raymond and Barbara Callahan; grandchildren, Adam Callahan, Ben Callahan, Tiffany and Jay Bolt, Lauren and Derek Howard, Hayley Callahan, Mallory Callahan and Angela Elliott; great-grandchildren, Hannah Bolt, Justice Bolt, Ava Parrish and Julissa Callahan; brothers and sister-in-law, the Rev. Marvin Brock, Paul and Evelyn Brock; sisters, Patsy Ashe and Mertice Bates; a very special friend, Shirley Yaeger; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Rosa Lee Callahan will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Marvin Brock and the Rev. Scott Winters officiating. 

She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband at New Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Adam Callahan, Ben Callahan, Jay Bolt, Derek Howard, Lamar Brock and Douglas Brock serving as pallbearers. 

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel from 5 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday until the service hour.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.